Pageant Day Experience: Cindy – Miss Social

The night before pageant, I was still running around trying to get everything packed up and ready to go for Sunday, and found out that my steamer wasn’t working; none of my outfits were going to be ready! While trying to review the questions I might get on Pageant day and fixing the steamer at the same time, I didn’t get to sleep until 2am – and next morning I had to wake up at 8am to get my makeup and hair done! While the makeup artist was working on me, I actually fell asleep. My Sunday wasn’t getting...

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Pageant Day Experience: Quy Hoa – Miss Photogenic

On March 30th, 2014, at 12:00 AM, I woke up from a two hours nap from a long and tiring practice from the day before. I tried to fall back asleep, but the thought of dancing, walking, and talking on stage kept me turning and twisting. I then decided to get up and prepare myself for the big day ahead of me. I wrote down a list of things to do such as ironing my dresses and continue to keep myself busy to avoid falling asleep. Finally, the clock stroke 5:00 AM, and I silently left my house when...

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Pageant Day Experience: Cathy – 2nd Princess

According to my past experiences, the final days leading up to pageant felt a lot like waiting in line for a roller coaster ride, or waiting to be called into the surgery room get your wisdom teeth extracted using only local anesthesia.  There have been times in instances like these in which I have been tempted to back out (and believe me, I have escaped from the oral surgeon’s waiting room before; long story, but it explains why I still have 2 wisdom teeth left!).  This time, I knew I was in line for one of those moments in...

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Pageant Day Experience: Crystal – 1st Princess, Miss Talent, Miss Congeniality

The big awaited pageant day had come so quickly. It was time to cross out March 29 on my planner to see “MVNCI PAGEANT” written in all capital letters in the box right next to it. After two months of preparation, the big day had come. The night before felt like the night before Christmas as a young child. I woke up numerous amounts of times throughout the night with little burst of both nervousness and excitement. My makeup was scheduled for 6 a.m. that morning. I had woken up feeling slightly exhausted, but the excitement for the pageant...

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Pageant Day Experience: Queen Christina

The day went by faster than I had anticipated. Anxious and nervous the night before, I only had a few hours of sleep. By 6 AM, I was up to prepare for the day. Knowing that I may not have enough time to eat during the day, I fixed myself breakfast so I wouldn’t starve throughout the day. My mom had helped me steam my ao dai to make sure that they would be ready for the pageant. I then headed off to get my hair and makeup done. The first pageant I had ever partake in my life,...

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